Salt Lake City, Utah, US
I would like to try my hand at body painting. Can you recommend the kind of paint to use? I imagine the spray paint systems are very expensive. I'd like to start with using brushes. Any hints on how to get the proper information to get started would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Dec 06 12 09:31 am Link
Tampa, Florida, US
If you'll ask the same question in the Makeup Forum, there's a great list of pro body painters who'll gladly help out.
Dec 06 12 09:33 am Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Dream Fantasy Photos wrote:
Hopefully you get some MUA's and body painters to respond to this.
Dec 06 12 09:35 am Link
Salt Lake City, Utah, US
I guess I didn't look closely enough to notice that there is a makeup form. Thanks for the heads up.
When I typed "spray paint", I knew that wasn't the right term but "air brush" just didn't surface in my brain. Damn old age!
Dec 06 12 10:19 am Link
Seattle, Washington, US
In my opinion, I think the brush-on type works best. The airbrush pigments I see tend to be somewhat translucent, or thin...
I use WolfeFX bodypaint, order online... http://www.wolfefx.com/ has info about it. I also use Mehron "Paradise" bodypaint, Graftobia theatrical powdered metallic pigments for gold and silver, and Ben Nye sealer and fixative for the final coat to prevent smudging.
I use 98% Rubbing Alcohol to sterilize the palletes and brushes. I use paint brushes and makeup brushes for the bodypaint... and a 'trim' brush, like the foam kind from Home Depot, for metallic powders, which I sometimes mix with Mehron clear mixing liquid (stays on very nicely) or oils (baby oil, vegetable oil, olive oil... make sure the model is not allergic!) for a more shiny and liquid metal look.
It washes off easily with dish soap... might need rubbing alcohol if stains persist in finger cuticles, armpits, or other sensitive areas. Soaking in a tub, or working up a heavy sweat also help remove the pigments.
A full-body bodypaint project typically takes me 1 to 1.5 hours, with details, or maybe 15-20 minutes for full-body solid one color. One coat covers tattoos and is entirely opaque!
Absolutely question the model before painting! Ask about allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients in the makeup... especially if you are using other oils or ingredients, like peanut oil, coconut oil, etc.
Dec 06 12 10:33 am Link
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Lars R Peterson wrote:
Good advice here.
Dec 06 12 11:53 am Link